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How to buy Lockheed Martin Corporation shares

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Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) is a leading aerospace & defense business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$378.59 after a previous close of US$380.09. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD373.32 to a high of USD378.58. The latest price was USD377.175 (25 minute delay). Lockheed Martin Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lockheed Martin Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LMT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lockheed Martin Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lockheed Martin Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Lockheed Martin Corporation share price

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Lockheed Martin Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
OpenUS$378.59
HighUS$378.58
LowUS$373.32
CloseUS$377.175
Previous closeUS$380.09
Change US$-2.915
Change % -0.7669%
Volume 863,083
Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week rangeUS$317.3765 - US$409.0668
50-day moving average US$365.0594
200-day moving average US$358.2925
Target priceUS$424.24
PE ratio 15.6252
Dividend yield US$10 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$24.783

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Is it a good time to buy Lockheed Martin Corporation stock?

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Lockheed Martin Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $377.175

1 week (2021-04-12) -2.75%
1 month (2021-03-23) 6.66%

Is Lockheed Martin Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lockheed Martin Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's P/E ratio

Lockheed Martin Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Lockheed Martin Corporation shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's PEG ratio

Lockheed Martin Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8731. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lockheed Martin Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's EBITDA

Lockheed Martin Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$10.1 billion (£7.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lockheed Martin Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$66 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.59%
Gross profit TTM US$8.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.14%
Return on equity TTM 142.73%
Profit margin 10.53%
Book value 22.705
Market capitalisation US$107.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lockheed Martin Corporation shares

There are currently 4.0 million Lockheed Martin Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Lockheed Martin Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 29.6% up from 3.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lockheed Martin Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lockheed Martin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Lockheed Martin Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.93. In other words for every 100,000 Lockheed Martin Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1930 shares are currently held short.

However Lockheed Martin Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lockheed Martin Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lockheed Martin Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lockheed Martin Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lockheed Martin Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lockheed Martin Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Lockheed Martin Corporation stock.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lockheed Martin Corporation's overall score of 33.53 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lockheed Martin Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.16/100

Lockheed Martin Corporation's environmental score of 9.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's social score

Social score: 19.63/100

Lockheed Martin Corporation's social score of 19.63 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.74/100

Lockheed Martin Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lockheed Martin Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Lockheed Martin Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lockheed Martin Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.53
Total ESG percentile 59.58
Environmental score 9.16
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 19.63
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.74
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Lockheed Martin Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.28% of net profits

Recently Lockheed Martin Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lockheed Martin Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lockheed Martin Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $10 per share.

While Lockheed Martin Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lockheed Martin Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares ever split?

Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lockheed Martin Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lockheed Martin Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lockheed Martin Corporation's share price.

Lockheed Martin Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$317.3765 up to US$409.0668. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LMT.US volatility(beta: 0.98)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lockheed Martin Corporation's is 0.9846. This would suggest that Lockheed Martin Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lockheed Martin Corporation overview

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space. The Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral combat ship; simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. It also supports government customers in cybersecurity; and delivers communications, and command and control capabilities through mission solutions for defense applications. The Space segment offers satellites; space transportation systems; strategic, advanced strike, and defensive missile systems; and classified systems and services in support of national security systems. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates space and ground-based systems to help its customers gather, analyze, and securely distribute critical intelligence data. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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